In Texas you're eligible to vote if...
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Ballots can only be cast in the county and precinct where a student is registered to vote. For students living in the dorms or away from home, there are two options for voting in upcoming elections:
Have additional questions about student voting, talk with a Deputy Voter Registrar at the Eagle Commons Library @ Sycamore Hall or call the Denton County Elections Office at 940.349.3200
On election day you must vote in your registered precinct. Early voting allows you to vote at any poll in the county where you are registered.
Requests for absentee mail in ballots must be requested no earlier than 60 days before election day and received no later than the close of business 11 days before election day. Absentee ballots must be submitted no later than 7pm on election day.
Be an informed voter, know what you're being asked to vote on and who you're being asked to vote for. These resources will connect you information about ballot questions, measures and candidates.
A Primary election is intended to nominate the candidate for a particular party. Texas hosts single-party primaries, meaning you can only vote for candidates within a single party in the primary election - Republican or Democrat. Election day polling locations by precinct are divided by Republican and Democrat. If casting an early ballot, a poll worker will ask if a Republican or Democrat ballot is preferred. Third party candidates are not included in Texas primary elections.
Note: In Texas, a voter does not claim a party affiliation when registering to vote.
A General election is the main election during which voters make their final choice. In Texas, third party candidates can be included on a general election ballot if specific criteria are met. (This article from the Texas Tribune explains the ballot process for third party candidates in Texas.)
States, counties, school districts, and municipalities host elections outside the federal election cycle. Check Vote411.org or the local election office for information on other election dates.